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From the 1-800-SWEEPER Newsroom: Construction and Street Sweeping Calls Prompt New Equipment Purchase


Movie buffs may remember the “If you build it, they will come” line from Field of Dreams.  It is a great line from a fantastic movie….a quote that can apply to a lot of things in life.  It may be a stretch of the imagination to use lines from baseball movies when writing about the sweeping industry, but today is the first day of spring, baseball is in the air, and the snow that has blanketed much of the country this winter will soon be a fading memory.  The spring cleanup season will soon be upon us.

When we began work on the 1-800-SWEEPER website in the summer of 2011, a core group of companies rallied around a shared vision of a cooperative business alliance to generate sales leads and create the collective buying power of a $50 million dollar a year business.  Although nobody uttered the phrase, we believed “if you build it, they will come.”  We did build it…..and the business did come.

Perhaps one of the best examples of this analogy is Jim Larko’s decision to invest in a reconditioned Stewart-Amos Starfire S-4 sweeper.

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